May 31, 2017

Summer Fashion, Dress It Up Dress it Down

Summertime...and the living is easy!
Time to plan some easy outfits for summer...

You may not have pieces exactly like mine but maybe they will spark an idea or two for planning your summer dressing. Look through your closet and see what you can put together. 

I often browse online catalogs for ideas,  and then think...I have similar pieces! 

Join me as I review my summer wardrobe and decide which clothes to take with me for a weekend away. And let me say...nothing in this photo shoot is new. Everything is from my closet! I am just mixing and matching. 

I am a fairly traditional girl who likes to dress simply/classically. I have tons of black in my wardrobe too. You will see me wearing black or bright colors most of the time. 

Funny how my home decor and my wardrobe mirror each other style wise. 

This Jessica Howard polka dot dress is easy care and packs well. I can wash it in a sink or gentle care cycle of the washer. You cannot beat that. Great for traveling with a walk on the beach, flipflops included. Yes...I have some black flipflops with white polka dots. :-) 

I love this little dress because I can dress it up or dress it down by changing my shoes. From sandals to pumps to flipflops. I love versatile clothing. 

You know me...gotta have some kind of pearls. These are fashion beads from Talbots  a few years ago. They are a long strand that I can loop around three times or wear long.

I usually have a summer sweater with me for air conditioning or out in the cool evening air. 

Here are my accessories! 

I plan an outfit much like the way I plan a room from scratch. I lay everything together to see how well the pieces work together. 

The bracelet is an Alice Eve creation...made by a friend of mine in Lexington. She has a website as well as having several boutiques in Lexington that carry her pretty things if you are interested. Just google Alice Eve jewelry.

Jessica Howard still has dresses make like this one...sleeveless, waist, and full skirt. I see them online from time to time. I noticed that Ralph Lauren also has a couple of black and white polka dot dresses this summer. 

I often forget what I have in my closet and how to put the pieces together. :-) I have to go through my clothes from time to time and create "outifts" to hang at the ready. 

If I can have three or four dress and casual outfits ready to go then I can get out the door faster when something fun comes along. I just hate to try on three or four tops to figure out what looks best.

I love pretty clothes and fashion...but what I choose these days must make my mom body look good, or at least help my mom bod! I am short and not as slim as I used to be. ha ha. Raise your hand if this is you too. 


We are on the final stretch for son's wedding, and I am beginning to pack my dresses. If you don't hear from me for a few days don't worry. I shall be back! 

I post on Instagram every check in there to see what I am up to in the mean time. I will hopefully have some fun "phone" pics of the wedding next week. (Scroll to the bottom of this page and you can see some recent Instagram pics.)

Come rain ☔☔☔ or come shine ☀☀☀... 
Let's get these kids married! (We are nervously watching the weather reports as rain has been predicted for Saturday.) 

Until the next time...

sniff. sniff.

My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. Sheila, blue skies and a sun shiny day is being wished for your sons wedding day!

  2. Hoping for no rain on Saturday. Best to all of you for a fabulous wedding.
    Love your outfit and accessories. Look forward to more about the wedding. Prayers for you.

  3. I love that black and white dot dress and the accessories. Reminds me I have to try on my blue and white dot to see if it still fits.
    Good luck at the wedding.

  4. Sheila,
    Black and white... staples in my closet. The colors of high school where I taught are red, black, and silver. I have more than one black and white polka dot dress and lots of black and white shoes. Seeing your outfit reminds me to wear one of my similar outfits to church next Sunday.

    Blessings to your family for your son's wedding.


  5. Beautiful dress!! Love the outfit that you created.

  6. Hi Sheila, I love this pretty classy dress and outfit. I bet you look just beautiful in it. You can't go wrong with polka dots. Lol.
    Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo


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